Villany locality 8, level 9 (Pleistocene of Hungary)

Also known as Villány 8, level 9

Where: Barany, Hungary (45.9° N, 18.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Biharian, Middle Pleistocene. The cave was opened from one side during quarrying and Kretzoi and his co-workers, including the author (Janossy) in 1953 and 1955, removed material in 12 layers. The series, starting from the bottom, begins with reddish clay with large calcite deposits, and in the upper layers is composed of limy loess formations.'

Environment/lithology:

• 'limy loess formations'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: D. Janossy. 1986. Pleistocene vertebrate faunas of Hungary. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 8. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1-208 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35463: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 16.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

• grassland-steppe environment.
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Pelobatidae
Pelobates cf. fuscus spadefoot toad
this may also include Bufo sp. and Bombina sp.
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacerta cf. viridis Laurenti 1768 European green lizard
 Ophidia -
Ophidia indet. snake
abundant
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Clethrionomys cf. glareolus" = Myodes, Arvicola cantiana, "Microtus arvalinus" = Microtus, "Microtus nivalinus" = Microtus, "Microtus ratticepoides" = Microtus, "Microtus cf. gregalis" = Microtus, "Pitymys arvalidens" = Microtus, "Pitymys hintoni" = Microtus, Cricetus praeglacialis
"Clethrionomys cf. glareolus" = Myodes vole
"Microtus arvalinus" = Microtus vole
"Microtus nivalinus" = Microtus vole
Microtus nivalinus-nivaloides
"Microtus ratticepoides" = Microtus vole
"Microtus cf. gregalis" = Microtus vole
"Pitymys arvalidens" = Microtus vole
"Pitymys hintoni" = Microtus vole
Pitymys hintoni-gregaloides
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus primigenius" = Spermophilus
"Citellus primigenius" = Spermophilus ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Sicista praeloriger Kormos 1930 birch mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa fossilis Petenyi 1864 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Drepanosorex margaritodon red-toothed shrew
Sorex runtonensis Hinton 1911 long-tailed shrew